hacked again


For the second time in a year, has been hacked and is serving malware.

Security firm Amorize found some highly obfuscated injected JavaScript on the website, noting that visitors would be hit by the BlackHole exploit kit.

"It exploits the visitor's browsing platform ... and upon successful exploitation, permanently installs a piece of malware into the visitor's machine, without the visitor's knowledge," the company's co-founder Wayne Huang said in a blog post.

"The visitor doesn't need to click or agree to anything - simply visiting with a vulnerable browsing platform will result in an infection."

Huang said he was unsure who was behind the attack. Amorize was attempting to contact yesterday, but had not confirmed if the site had responded.

On the KrebsonSecurity blog, Brian Krebs claimed he had found evidence administrative access to was being sold in an "exclusive Russian hacker forum." The seller went by the name of sourcec0de.'

Worryingly for IT departments, using test site Virus Total, Huang showed only six out of 43 anti-virus engines could detect the malware being served by When the company first blogged, only four were able to do so.

The video below shows how was serving malware: was hacked in March 2011, ironically by an SQL injection attack.

Tom Brewster

Tom Brewster is currently an associate editor at Forbes and an award-winning journalist who covers cyber security, surveillance, and privacy. Starting his career at ITPro as a staff writer and working up to a senior staff writer role, Tom has been covering the tech industry for more than ten years and is considered one of the leading journalists in his specialism.

He is a proud alum of the University of Sheffield where he secured an undergraduate degree in English Literature before undertaking a certification from General Assembly in web development.